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July 10, 2014

Prohibit Cruel Confinement of Farm Animals in Massachusetts

S. 2232 would prevent needless suffering

  • Animals in Massachusetts need your help in prohibiting extreme forms of farm animal confinement. The HSUS

S.2232 would simply prohibit the confinement of calves and pigs in veal or gestation crates. In these cruel cages, animals are virtually immobilized for months, unable to turn around. Recently a North Shore pork producer testified in writing that it wants to start using gestation crates in its facility. We must stop this cruelty before it starts.

A 2014 poll found that 90 percent of Massachusetts voters support legislation to prohibit these extreme forms of confinement.

With just a few minutes of your time, you can protect farm animals from this callous and inhumane treatment in Massachusetts. Please contact your legislators now.

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This common sense legislation has broad support from Massachusetts farmers, veterinarians, public health experts, chefs, consumers, environmental advocates, animal lovers and celebrities such as actor Casey Affleck, a Bay State native. 

Join the campaign

Massachusetts animal advocates (you) are the key to this bill's success. We are working all over the state every day to get the word out. If you would like to be a part of this exciting campaign, please contact Alexis Fox, our tireless Massachusetts state director. She would love to hear from you.

Thank you for your compassion and determination to prohibit cruel confinement of farm animals in Massachusetts.

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